The Week Ahead: An observer is as an observer does

The Week Ahead: An observer is as an observer does

When the Arctic Council meets, its observer states have a self-explanatory, though perhaps not always wholly satisfying, role. This changes momentarily once every second...
How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
Why election day in Greenland is anything but ordinary

Why election day in Greenland is anything but ordinary

As this is being written, the premier of Greenland, Kim Kielsen, is taking his time negotiating with potential partners over the terms for his...
The Week Ahead: Erna in the reindeers’ den

The Week Ahead: Erna in the reindeers’ den

Seen from a national perspective, reindeer herding in Norway makes a marginal economic contribution. But, for the estimated 3,000 people who make a living...
How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened northern communities

How Newtok’s relocation efforts could be an example for other climate-threatened...

Time is running out for the 375 residents of Newtok, a river village soon to be washed away by the Ninglick River in Southwest...
Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a...

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in...
Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Russia’s extension of US overflight rights hurts the Arctic

Every week, hundreds of flights on U.S. airlines pass through Russian airspace. Only a handful of these flights actually start or end in Russia....
The week ahead: Our election

The week ahead: Our election

Translated loosely, the name that the people of Greenland call their territory is ‘our country’. Legally speaking, this is not yet completely the case:...
The US is finally picking up the pace to build a modern heavy icebreaker

The US is finally picking up the pace to build a...

In his annual state-of-the-nation address earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin attracted headlines in the U.S. for his aggressive comments about Russian military...
The Week Ahead: the Uber of the Arctic

The Week Ahead: the Uber of the Arctic

Pitching your idea as “the Uber” of something was once a sign that your table-top firm might just be on to something. Today, it...